American Airlines has distributed Apple iPads equipped as electronic flight bags (EFB) for use by all of its pilots on all of its mainline aircraft types. The Dallas/Fort Worth-based carrier noted it is “the first major commercial airline to fully utilize tablets in all cockpits during all phases of flight.” Using an iPad as an EFB “replaces more than 35 pounds of paper-based reference material and manuals that pilots often carried in their carry-on kitbag,” ...

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